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Guries Inducted into Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/11/2018

An emeritus professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology is the newest member of the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame. Ray Guries was inducted during a ceremony at the Wisconsin Society of American Foresters annual meeting in September.

The honor recognizes Guries' substantial contributions to teaching, student advising and research in forest genetics and tree breeding. His research program included managing the Wisconsin Tree Improvement Program in concert with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure the state's tree planting program used the best adapted and most productive seed available.

Results of his work with red pine, jack pine, eastern white pine, black walnut and other species have been published in regional tree improvement conference proceedings and have formed the basis for current progeny tests and seed orchard development in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame was founded in 1984 by a group of public and private forestry organizations to recognize individuals who have contributed significantly to the practice and progress of forestry in Wisconsin.

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